Employment Law Inside Out: Using the Problem Method to Teach Workplace Law

58 SLU L. Rev., 2013, Forthcoming

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-31

26 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2013

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Rachel S. Arnow-Richman

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: June 24, 2013

Abstract

This Article, prepared for the Saint Louis University Law Review’s 2013 Symposium on Teaching Employment & Labor Law, explores the use of the problem method in employment law instruction. Drawing on my experience teaching the basic employment law course, I suggest that those areas of the field that require transactional lawyering skills are perhaps best taught contextually through a hypothetical problem, rather than through cases. Adopting the problem method in such circumstances not only gives students a richer understanding of the law and how it operates, but also the opportunity to cultivate problem-solving skills and professional judgment, thereby advancing the goal of graduating more “practice-ready” lawyers.

Suggested Citation

Arnow-Richman, Rachel S., Employment Law Inside Out: Using the Problem Method to Teach Workplace Law (June 24, 2013). 58 SLU L. Rev., 2013, Forthcoming ; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2284363

Rachel S. Arnow-Richman (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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